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Westcliff-on-Sea Physical Rehabilitation Centre Joins the Environmental Fight to Keep Streets Clean

Staff and a resident from a local rehabilitation centre joined the fight to help the environment over the busy bank holiday weekend.

Michael, a resident at Upland Rehabilitation Centre, in Westcliff-on-Sea which provides short stay, therapy led rehabilitation and reablement services joined two staff members down at Southend beach, streets and promenade to help litter pick on World Environment Day.

With recent statistics revealing that 30,000,000 tonnes of litter collected from the streets every year, equivalent to four Wembley Stadiums. With this in mind, a dedicated resident and staff members came together to make a positive contribution to the environment around the local community.

Taking an active role in the local community, Alfie, a member of staff at Uplands Rehabilitation Centre said: “Joining the local litter pickers made us realise how much litter is thrown on our streets and beaches every day, sadly impacting natural wildlife and sea life. Southend is always left in such a mess after a busy weekend, it was nice to go out into the community after the jubilee and make a positive difference.

Sharon Bales, Registered Manager at Uplands Rehabilitation Centre, added: “Our aim at Uplands is to continue working with the local community to ensure that everyone takes part in looking after the environment. Having such a wonderful resident like Michael to join the team on the litter pick was amazing and it just shows that nothing can get in the way of what we want to achieve if we work together.”

 

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